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Change File Type Association?

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    Windows 8.1

    Change File Type Association?


    On my new Windows 8 machine, every time I put an audio CD into the disk drive, the Power DVD program starts. THis is MOST ANNOYING! I want audio CDs to launch Windows Media Player so that I can rip them to the hard drive. If I go to Control Panel -> Default Programs -> Associate a File Type with a Program, there is NO LISTING in there for .cda files, which is what compact disc audio files are. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?

    Thanks for any and all advice!

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    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Control Panel - Auto Play - CD's - Audio CD

    AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    I think that should take care of it. I think the Power DVD is the installed default.

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    Last edited by Brink; 15 Mar 2014 at 09:35. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Control Panel - Auto Play - CD's - Audio CD

    I think that should take care of it. I think the Power DVD is the installed default.
    That did it! THANK YOU!!!
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